Graeme Hall worked five furlongs in 1:02 4/5 and Traditionally breezed a half-mile in :49 at Gulfstream Park on Sunday in preparation for the Donn Handicap.
Booklet and Harlan's Holiday, the respective first and second place finishers in Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes, are expected to meet again Feb. 16 in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I), the next step on the road to the Florida Derby (gr. I).
Affluent squeezed through a narrow opening on the inside and won a fierce stretch battle over Royally Chosen in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita Park.
Crash Course rallied to win Sunday in the $100,000, grade III Mac Diarmida Handicap for older horses. Crash Course, ridden by jockey Jerry Bailey, finished a half length ahead of Unite's Big Red, a 28-1 shot.
Mr Ross entered the prestigious ranks of racing's millionaire row as he won the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, a handicap for 3-year-olds and upward on the main track at Sam Houston Race Park Saturday night.
The Maryland Jockey Club has hired Frank Carulli as racing analyst and handicapper effective Jan. 30. Carulli, 39, racing analyst and publicity coordinator at Charles Town, will take over duties at Pimlico and Laurel Park now shared by three people.
Tom and Elizabeth Baxter's Cindy's Hero has been retired from racing and is booked to Deputy Minister
- By Dan Liebman
Leland and Sue Cook, owners of Richland Ranch near Corsicana, Texas, received the top award Saturday night at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual banquet in Austin.
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